Leave the familiar for a while.
Let your senses and bodies stretch out
Like a welcomed season
Onto the meadows and shores and hills.
Open up to the Roof.
Make a new water-mark on your excitement And love.
Like a blooming night flower,
Bestow your vital fragrance of happiness
And giving Upon our intimate assembly.
Change rooms in your mind for a day.
All the hemispheres in existence
Lie beside an equator In your heart.
Greet Yourself In your thousand other forms
As you mount the hidden tide
and travel Back home.
All the hemispheres in heaven
Are sitting around a fire Chatting
While stitching themselves together
Into the Great Circle inside of You.
― شمس الدین محمد حافظ /
Shams-al-Din Mohammad Hafez,
(1325 – 1389 )
From: ‘The Subject Tonight is Love’
Translated by Daniel Ladinsky
compiled : ram H singhal
( Monday poetry Blog )